Lit List: Friday October 21, 2016

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Good evening readers. Here's your round-up of today's must-read literary news, commentary and fiction.

  • #TrumpBookReport: the most hilarious tweets of the viral hashtag making America nerdy again Book Riot
  • What Barnes & Noble doesn't get about bookstores The New Yorker
  • Albert Murray: the late writer's "symphonic elegance sings" in a new anthology from the Library of America The New York Times
  • Travel memoirs by black women writers: Nneka Okona shares the books that gave her "comfort and courage" Lithub
  • Thérèse Dreaming: writer Jen George reminisces about her first encounter with Balthus's classic painting The Paris Review
  • The Loved Ones: Sonya Chung discusses her new novel, her characters, and "intimacy across racial lines" AAWW
  • Mystery solved? New information emerges about the deaths of Oscar Wilde's half-sisters, Emily and Mary Atlas Obscura
  • Cold War Literature: author Greg Mitchell examines the convergence of politics and culture Read It Forward